Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies

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Computer Science (PhD)

Ontario Tech University - Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Computer Science
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:48 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,579

Cost is per term.

Careers:Software EngineerVideo Game Programmers


The goal of the PhD program is to produce a new breed of computer science graduates that have a broad background in information technology along with project management and people skills. Graduates of this program will not only have strong technical expertise in their particular field, but will also have the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams and be able to tackle problems that require both technical and non-technical solutions.

The program differs from most existing computer science programs as it concentrates on both applied research and the development of professional skills. The intention is that most of the graduates from this program will build careers in industrial research and software development. The program also prepares graduates for careers in academia, but it is expected that most of the graduates from this program will select careers in industry. The program focuses on the skills required for successful careers in industry, reflecting the university's goals to be market-oriented and to provide high-quality professional education.

The PhD program gives students the opportunity to work in teams, develop leadership skills, and master oral and written communication skills.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Completion of a master's level degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or software engineering from a Canadian university, or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum B+ average (GPA: 3.3 on a 4.3 scale or 77 to 79 per cent)
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
      Admission depends on the availability of a research supervisor. It is recommended that applicants contact a potential supervisor before formally applying.
      In their statement of academic intent, applicants should include the type(s) of course(s) they feel they are suitable to teach as teaching assistants.

      Please see the checklist of required documents for a list of supporting documentation that must be submitted with your application.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on October 09, 2022